What do those two things have to do with each other. Nothing---except that this post makes #200 for me!!
Today, for Mother's Day, Logan and hubby made homemade Old Fashioned Donuts. YUM!! They were so good!! This was our first time to make them and I think they turned out pretty well!!
I bought this nifty little cookie and donut cutter and it had the recipe on the back. (Scroll down for recipe)
Old Fashioned Donuts
3 T shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 t. grated nutmeg
3/4 t. salt
3 cups all purpose flour
5 teaspoons baking soda (YES---5!!)
Cream the shortening and sugar together. Beat the egg and add to the mixture. Stir in the milk. Sift together the nutmeg, salt, flour, and baking powder. Combine mixtures. Knead slightly to make a dough stiff enough to be rolled out on a floured pastry board. Roll to a thickness of about 1/4 inch and cut with the cutter. Fry in deep hot fat. Drain and sprinkle with powdered sugar or other favorite toppings.* (We got 20 donuts out of this)
*The above is the recipe on the back of the cutter. I did some research on cooking them and you will want to turn them as soon as they pop up. Turn them and cook for another minute. We thought that they were cooking super fast, so we left them a little bit longer and they were slightly overdone. You can see how brown they look in the picture---you want them to be slightly lighter. We wanted chocolate ones, so we let the donuts cool completely and then iced them.
1.5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (I think you could use bittersweet, but I had semi-sweet on hand)
2 T butter
1.5 cups powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
Melt chocolate and butter. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough boiling water to make it the right consistency. Stir to remove lumps.
Dip one side of donut into icing and let cool.